"Health related issues and Islamic Normativity"
From 20th until 23rd June 2012 speakers from Malaysia, Tunisia, Denmark, Great Britain, Lebanon and Germany will share their different expertise in an interdisciplinary dialogue on "Health related issues and Islamic Normativity". Coming from different academic fields such as healthcare, law, religion, and the government sphere, these scientists will enrich discussion with their different disciplinary viewpoint on the following topics with special focus on the countries Tunisia, Iran and Malaysia in order to ensure a comparative perspective:
- The national legal framework for selected medical practices, especially recently new implemented or revised laws relating to the health sector such as the upcoming novel Human Tissues Act in Malaysia. We are particularly interested on how the processes of these laws emerged.
- The national framework of the health sector in general, with special focus on the respective Health insurance and social insurance systems. Here we would be very pleased to learn more about the structure of the existing systems and possible reform initiatives.
- The actors of the bioethical discussion in these countries such as National Bioethics Councils, Medical Associations, Muslim Religious Institutions (e.g. National Fatwa committee), Parliaments, and the Media, as well as international organizations such as the Islamic Fiqh Academy in Jeddah will be of special interest.
The conference involves three different scopes. The focus of the conference is the three-day symposium presenting academic speakers contributing to the ongoing discourse on "Health related issues and Islamic Normativity". The symposium is open to students and professional audience. The second scope is aimed at promoting young and talented scientists. Eight young scientists will be given the opportunity to hold an oral presentation at the conference (Call for Papers). Public interest will be satisfied in the third scope, the public panel discussion held on Friday 20th June, the second day of the symposium.